JETSET EXPERIENCES: “The Bots Trot”

 

For those of you who have been on safari, or desire a different sort of adventure, Okavango Horse Safaris offers a truly amazing experience that will get your heart galloping!

The feelings that overcome you while being on safari are indeed overwhelming. Now multiple that by ten. The intimate encounter with game on a horseback safari is unparalleled. The only sounds that surround you are those of the wild. No worn roads, engine humming, or camera snapping behind you. Canter beside exquisite giraffes, pause to observe buffalos drinking at a water source, and admire elephant bulls that stroll near you during the ride. Sitting up high on your horse, looking over the tall grass and bush, your position will provide a unique vantage point that will reinvent safari: your ‘overland journey’.

Whether 5, 7, or 10 days, each itinerary includes 4-6 hours per day in the saddle. The remaining time is spent swimming, canoeing in mokoros (a traditional dug-out canoe), walking and on traditional game drives.

If you are interested in saddling up on an African adventure, please contact Melissa Pugh for your African Horse Safari: Melissa@jetsetworldtravel.com

JETSET EXPERIENCES: THE KENTUCKY DERBY

 

Although it is the oldest continually contested sporting event in history, the Kentucky Derby is much more than a horse race.  It is a party of extravagance, tradition, and celebrity – with a heavy dose of Southern charm.  Every spring horseracing fans, and those simply looking for a fun time, descend upon Churchill Downs for “the Running for the Roses” – the most exciting two minutes in sports.  Whether you come for the mint juleps, couture fashion, celebrity sightings, or for a sizable wager, Louisville, Kentucky welcomes you with bowties, bourbon, and banjo pickin’!

Held the first weekend in May, the Derby and the Kentucky Oaks (the Grand Prix for 3 year old fillies held the Friday before) are the main stage events; however the black tie galas, champagne breakfasts, thoroughbred farm tours, and bourbon tastings held the week prior are a must to fully understand Kentucky’s heart and soul.  

Seating options at Churchill Downs range from Millionaire’s Row in the Clubhouse (big hats required) to the rowdy infield for a track level view.  

Where to stay: 21C Museum Hotel in downtown Louisville. Half contemporary art museum, half trendy boutique hotel, 21C’s bar features one of the South’s most impressive collections of Woodford Reserve and Van Winkle bourbons.

To experience this legendary event, please contact Lauren Maggard: lauren@jetsetworldtravel.com.

JETSET EXPERIENCES: MIRAVAL, TUCSON

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One of the most unique activities at Miraval is the Equine Experience; however, the experience is not really about the horse… it is all about you!  Specially selected horses, along with an innovative team led by Wyatt Webb, help you to look at learned behavior, fears and self-doubt.  The objective is to improve ones non-verbal communication and understand the intention you project as the horse provides an energetic mirror to help you realize your inner obstacles and to work through these barriers.  For those that are a tad weary of horses, no riding is involved and everything is done on the ground, so there is no physical risk.  This is purely an emotional exercise, and is so profound, many elect to dive deeper in to the exploration with a four-night Equine immersion program.

Miraval is a special destination spa in the Santa Catalina Mountains of northern Tucson that offers a plethora of activities to help open your eyes, heart, and mind and create a more balanced life. In addition to the signature Equine Experience, guests enjoy hiking, biking, golf, tennis, exercise classes, yoga, guided meditation, and the expansive spa with luxurious treatments from around the world.   This desert resort is perfect for couples, friends, multi-generational families – even corporate groups – or for a solo getaway to recharge and rediscover your most authentic self.

Make it all about you this year!  Allow Jill Taylor to help you customize your mindful stay:  jill@jetsetworldtravel.com